The Chase aired on NBC from 1952 to 1953. Veteran radio writer Lawrence Klee (Mr. Keen Tracer of Lost Persons and other Hummert productions, and ABC's The Fat Man, The Clock) developed the program as a psychological drama. The premise was that each week's program focused on a person who was running from danger, under a difficult race against time, or to catch someone or some thing. The program was produced in New York. X Minus One fans will immediately notice that the announcer is Fred Collins and many regular actors of that series in The Chase.
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These recordings are part of the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. Mr. Hehn (1931-2020) was a pioneering collector of radio recordings when the hobby emerged in the 1960s. Digitizing his collection of reel tapes and discs is the effort of a wide range of North American volunteers, and includes assistance of some international collectors. The groups supporting this effort with their funds, time, technology and skills are the Old Time Radio Researchers and a small group of transcription disc preservationists who refer to themselves as the "The Knights of the Turning Table."